Banky W is a Nigerian Singer, rapper, songwriter and actor who was born on 27th March, 1981 in the United States. Banky W is his stage name by which he is famous worldwide. His full name is Olubankole Wellington. He is also known by the names of Mr. Capable and King of the Lagos Party.
His parents were Nigerian but they moved back to Lagos Nigeria when Banky was 5 years old. At the age of 8 years, he used to sing in the church choir. He is single and many times he has confessed that he is not in hurry to marry. Further, he claimed that marriage is not meant for every single person.
Education: He completed his secondary education from Home Science Association Secondary School. He moved to New York for further studies and pursued a degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In college, he won Albany Idol competition which brought him into the limelight.
Career: He formed the Empire Mates Entertainment record label to get a platform to spread his music to his fans. In 2003, he released the EP undeniable which was the first release on E.M.E. Records. It was sold on the internet. They record became famous over the nights by making the record of one of the top selling independent records. In 2003, he won the Award of Soul Artist of the year at the Urban Independent Music Awards. Then a hurdle took over his career in the form of cancer In his shoulder but he excellently got over it and made an excellent comeback to the game.
His first album titled Back in The Building was released in 2005. The single of the album titled My Regret became an Award-winning single and with this song, he established himself as an International icon.
he won a US Songwriting Award. In 2006, he won Nigerian Entertainment Award. Further, he won the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Award in R&B Category and signed a US Publishing deal.
He moved back to Nigeria in 2008 after completing his album titled Mr. Capable with the name of Banky W. With the motive of introducing the African music at the International level he garnered around 1 million song plays over the YouTube, his videos were seen for thousands of time on Facebook. He recently has created a fan page on the Facebook which has gained over 26,000 registered fans.
In 2009, his second album which was the much-anticipated album in Nigeria titled The W Experience came out.
He was featured in various Nigerian Newspapers, magazines, and websites. He launched a scholarship fund named I Am Capable which provides coaching’s, room, and board at private colleges and institutions for the students who are in need and meet the grade requirements.
He is also brilliantly successful in corporate marketing campaigns and has got featured in famous projects like Coca-Cola-Nigeria’s World Cup, Microsoft’s Anti-cyber Crime Initiative and Etisalat’s 0809ja Launch. He has also hosted many famous events like Hip Hop World Awards in 2009, Gulder Ultimate Search Celebrity Tv Show Launch and Nigerian Breweries Legend Extra Stout Product Launch.
HE WAS THE PART OF BEST MUSIC VIDEOS OF NIGERIA TITLED Lagos Party and Wiz kid’s Holld at UR By.
In February 2013, he launched his album R&BW in a concert named The Grand Love Concert in Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos. Lowkey and Yes/No were the first two singles of the album.
Banky W Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $11 Million US Dollars
He has an estimated net worth of $11 million US dollars as of 2017. He is among the richest Nigerian musicians. He is the CEO of Empire Mates Entertainment.
Banky W Business Model
He became the first official ambassador of Samsung electronics in Nigeria. He is also the brand ambassador of an ultra-premium vodka brand named Ciroc. Moreover, he is the brand ambassador of Etisalat as well. He is the CEO, Music Producer, and Artist of Empire Mates Entertainment. He is making huge money from endorsement and shows.
Recently, he has become the Richest musician of Africa in 2017. He brought Nigerian music to the International level and made it popular worldwide. He is much popular over the internet and has a huge fan following.
This young and talented artist has successfully set his footsteps in the music industry. He has become the most popular face of African music and he has gained all such fame and popularity with his enormous efforts and hard work. He is a walking inspiration for all those who want to make an identity for themselves. This is the best trait of a human being and this eminent actor has many qualities of that sort which differentiate him from others.